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Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind. In outcomes-based learning environments, we generally see three elements in play: 1) learning objectives or targets are created from given standards; 2) instruction of some kind is given; and then 3) learning results are assessed.

Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind

These assessments offer data to inform the revision of further planned instruction. Rinse and repeat. But lost in this clinical sequence are the Habits of Mind that (often predictably) lead to success or failure in the mastery of given standards. In fact, it is not in the standards or assessments, but rather these personal habits where success or failure -- in academic terms -- actually begin. Below are all 16 Habits of Mind, each with a tip, strategy or resource to understand and begin implementation in your classroom. The habits themselves aren't new at all, and significant work has already been done in the areas of these "thinking habits. " And a renewed urgency for their integration. 1. 2. Instructional Strategies for Gifted Learners. Tips for Writing Instructional Objectives - Bloom's Taxonomy Job Aids.

I am so delighted to see this post that includes Bloom's Taxonomy Wheels by ZaidLearn.

Tips for Writing Instructional Objectives - Bloom's Taxonomy Job Aids

I always find that it's far easier to design materials using these wheels than it is to see the verbs/products in lists. Many instructional designers can benefit from these job aids when trying to find the right action verbs for their objectives. Here are some wheels for the cognitive domain. Source: Are You Left or Right Brain? Six Thinking Hats® Six Hats® ...

Six Thinking Hats®

A Critical and Creative Thinking Process that improves listening, speaking, reading and writing and is fun for ALL! Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking. Suggestions from educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School on how to help develop and assess critical-thinking skills in your students.

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can begin leveraging your students' critical-thinking skills in the classroom and beyond. 1. Questions, questions, questions. Questioning is at the heart of critical thinking, so you want to create an environment where intellectual curiosity is fostered and questions are encouraged. In the beginning stages, you may be doing most of the asking to show your students the types of questions that will lead to higher-level thinking and understanding. 2. Critical Thinking Skills. Differentiation.

The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction. Using Digital Tools for Differentiation. Direct Address to this Page: Anyone who has worked in education for any length of time knows just how important it is for teachers to create differentiated classrooms.

Using Digital Tools for Differentiation

If schools are truly working to ensure success for every student, learning experiences need to be customized and aligned to student interests, needs, and unique learning styles. The challenge, however, rests in making differentiation manageable. While few teachers doubt the importance of differentiating, many struggle to make customized learning spaces a reality. In this February 2012 Alaska Staff Development Network webinar, sixth grade classroom teacher, blogger and educational technology author Bill Ferriter will introduce participants to a range of digital tools that can be used to (1). provide structure for differentiated classrooms and (2). differentiate learning experiences by student interest. Digital Differentiation. Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills.

Digital Differentiation

At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success. Here is a closer look at three components of effectively using technology as a tool for digital differentiation. Note: The interactive graphics you see below have been updated. Differentiation - tools, tips and resources. Differentiation is an important aspect of education.

Differentiation - tools, tips and resources

Students learn differently, have different needs, different backgrounds, different skills, different ability levels, different interests and more. Differentiating Using 21st Century Tools - Mahara. Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology.

At Forest Lake Elementary School, in Columbia, South Carolina, the student population grows more diverse by the day.

Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology

Income levels, ethnicities, family structures, first languages, interests, and abilities now vary so much, that a traditional teaching approach, with a uniform lesson targeted to the average-level student, just doesn't cut it. (Sound familiar to you educators out there?) To challenge and support each child at his or her own level, the Forest Lake teachers and staff are deploying a powerful array of widely available digital-technology tools. Each classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and a Tech Zone of eight Internet-enabled computers.

Plus, teachers have access to gadgets including digital cameras, Flip cameras, remote-response clickers, and PDAs. Centers: Effective Structures for Differentiation. Photo by Woodley Wonder Works This article is written by Katie Haydon, founder of Ignite Creative Learning Studio.

Centers: Effective Structures for Differentiation

Learn more about Ignite at IgniteCreativeLearning.com or the Ignite Facebook page. Do you use centers in your primary classroom? A great way to motivate and inspire your students! Letsgetengaged - home. Academically and Intellectually Gifted Students. Teaching the Gifted and Talented: 33 Websites Where You Can Find Good Resources. I wish the Internet was available to me as a kid in elementary school.

Teaching the Gifted and Talented: 33 Websites Where You Can Find Good Resources

In New York City, where I attended kindergarten through sixth grade, they called the gifted and talented class "SP". I remember being put into a class to learn French, but very little else. I figured out how ahead I was only when I entered junior high school in New Jersey. The French language I had studied for three years allowed me to coast through French class for the next four years. Without anymore "SP" or "G and T" classes, I unfortunately developed a lazy attitude and eventually quit taking French in eleventh grade.

LESSON PLANS41 Ways to Go Beyond the Book Report Edsitement- from the National Endowment for the Humanities Gifted and Talented Education Lesson Plans Helpful Sites for Gifted Students Lesson Plan Resources- from Davidson GiftedMrs. Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children. Tomlin00. Tomlinson - Differentiation Central. Guide to special needs apps. Complete guide to educational and special needs apps With over 300,000 apps it's easy to become overwhelmed by the number of app choices. It's also easy to spend a small fortune on a lot of useless apps. As a special needs parent I wanted to get right to the "good stuff" and figured you did too. Check out our guide that breaks down the best of the apps by skill set so you can easily find and buy apps that most benefit your child. Great for kids with autism, ADHD, apraxia, learning disability, sensory issues and more.

By Dawn Villarreal, One Place for Special Needs Android apps (all) Android does not have the nice interface of iTunes for viewing apps on the Internet as opposed to your device. Top 10 Resources on Speech, Language, and Hearing. Differentiating the curriculum. Differentiating Instruction. Differentiating Instruction ... One Size Doesn't Fit All Effective Strategies to Improve Student Performance ! We have students in our classrooms who struggle academically and others who learn at an advanced level and accelerated pace. We can meet the needs of all learners by differentiating instruction.

Differentiating Instruction. Dare to Differentiate - 50 Terrific Teacher Tips! Ways To Differentiate Instruction - Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo. (This is the first post in a two-part series on differentiation) I posed this question last week: "What is the best advice you can give to a teacher about differentiating instruction? " I've shared my response in an Ed Week Teacher article that I've co-authored with my colleague, Katie Hull Sypnieski. Using Bibliotherapy with Gifted Children - Unwrapping the Gifted. Hopefully we’ve all had that experience of reading a book that powerfully “spoke” to us, a book whose characters we could relate to, and whose struggles and triumphs we identified with.

Taking this experience a step farther is the strategy of bibliotherapy, the process of helping the reader learn about and cope with any social or emotional struggles or developmental needs by identifying with a character in a book who shares a similar struggle or need. The reading is typically followed up by discussion with a trusted adult. Bibliotherapy of course can be done with all students, particularly students who might be experiencing a divorce in the family, a learning disability, adoption, etc. Today I want to talk a bit about using developmental bibliotherapy specifically with gifted students. A fair amount has been written already (see links at the bottom of this post) about what bibliotherapy is and why it's important to do with gifted students.

Response to Intervention Introduction. Daretodifferentiate - home. Pre-Assessment. Daily Assessment with Tiered Exit Cards < Teaching Channel.